PULLMAN, Wash. - Seattle native Aaron Brooks returned from suspension and scored 31 points last night as Number-7 Oregon rallied for a 77-74 overtime win over Number-20 Washington State.
Brooks was suspended for last Thursday's game at Washington for a flagrant foul during last year's Pac-10 Conference Tournament. The Ducks lost to the Huskies, but bounced back against the Cougars to claim second-place in the Pac-10.
Maarty Leunen made two-free-throws with five-tenths of a second remaining in regulation to force overtime. The Ducks then scored the first ten points of overtime and held off a final Washington State rally. Derrick Low scored 37 points to lead Washington State, who lost at home for the first time this year.
It was the first time the Cougars were ranked and hosting a ranked team since 1950.